Well, it was a delightful visit at the MCB&B in Show Low, AZ, but now it was time to ride home to CA, only now I was taking the more scenic route riding through southern Utah. I couldn’t miss a couple of photo opportunities along the way. The last time I was in Show Low, I passed this scene and thought to myself, how cool would that be to park the bike on the tracks and take this very shot…well, parking on the tracks did make me a bit nervous, so I pointed and shot and didn’t get as good a photo as I would have liked but you get the drift!
You can view the route here. The ride from Show Low to Torrey, which was where I was spending my first night, was L O N G, but gorgeous. I had intended to stay in Bullfrog and leave the following day to ride the entire Burr Trail, but I didn’t take into consideration that there is an hour time difference and arrived too late for the last ferry to Bullfrog. Once I regrouped, I decided I’d be riding this end of the Burr on another trip and for now, needed to get to Torrey to overnight. I did make it, but daylights saving time was nearing its end and it was dusk by 7pm.
I made a couple of quick gas/camelbak fill stops as the desert between Show Low, AZ and Bluff, UT was one HOT journey. The area is all American Indian reservation country and there is little to see and less places to stop. You make every mile count in this area and calculate your gas mileage very carefully. I wanted to ride the Moki Dugway, so I did a final fill up in Bluff knowing I’d make the ferry and Bullfrog, but since things didn’t quite work out, I knew that I’d make Hanksville, a 150 mile trip from Bluff with absolutely nothing in between for petrol.
I have ridden the Moki Dugway three other times, but I enjoy the road and the views every single journey.
As you can see you ride right up into the clouds!
The entire trip north looked like it was going to pour at any minute, but somehow I lucked out not hitting any moisture, but as hot as it was, the wet would have been welcomed.